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Behavioral Health Care Coordinator

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Job Description:

The Behavioral Health Coordinator provides psychosocial support, including clinical assessment/counseling and concrete services, to patients/caregivers of Aspen Valley Hospital while serving as an AVH representative on community based behavioral health committees and assists with behavioral health data collection, analysis and policy development and revision.

Primary Scope of Responsibilities:



  • Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services. May also provide care and case management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.

  • Consults with the case management team to assist with transitions of care for patients with significant psychosocial needs. Provide end-of-life care discussion, to include Advanced Directives, when appropriate.

  • Provides clinical assessment and counseling for Aspen Valley Hospital inpatients and outpatients as needed/requested.

  • Collaborates with physicians, nursing staff, families, and other disciplines to develop a plan of care to address identified psychosocial needs.

  • Serves as member of the transitions of care team on a consulting basis to assist with patients with complex psychosocial needs.

  • Maintains an accurate and complete record of all communications and work generated.

  • Assists patients and families with the social precipitants, impacts of illness and disability, and easing transition from the hospital to other levels of care by utilizing a spectrum of support services. Provide continuity in care plans via smooth and effective linkages with needed community resources for both inpatients and outpatients.

  • Assists with the gathering, analysis and dissemination of information pertaining to the prevention, assessment and treatment of disease, and the maintenance of health, from a psychosocial perspective.

  • Assistance with short and long term disability applications/questions/concerns.

  • Trains hospital staff on topics related to mental health when requested by department managers or leadership

  • Provide assessment, therapeutic intervention and referrals for any person confronting a mental health crisis.

  • Develops and implements strategies to continually improve quality and performance related to social services. Develops programming to increase resources, improve access to care, and enhance the overall treatment experience.

  • Provides support through mediation to Aspen Valley Hospital staff members and departments confronting challenges within the context of the professional relationships.

  • Identifies the need for and facilitates ongoing support groups.

  • Delivers services to primary care to provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services. May also provide care and case management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.

  • Provides behavioral health and coping mechanism education to staff, patients and families as needed/requested

  • Participates on committees where input is valuable (compliance, quality, patient safety, detox, mental health, etc---).

  • Provides education to other health care professionals in the social and emotional aspects of illness. Coordinates alliances with other hospital professionals in the provision of health education services to patients.

  • Acts as hospital representative with referral agencies, maintaining current records of community and state resources.

  • Coordinates and makes referrals to community resources which meet patient's needs.

  • Serves as a supervisor to social work student(s) as needed/requested

  • Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding patient and coworker expectations.

  • Represents the department/hospital as a dedicated, courteous, and responsive employee

    POPULATION SPECIFIC CRITERIA



    • Demonstrates the ability to assess and interact with customers of all ages, recognizing language and learning barriers, and technology challenges.

    • Able to state his/her duties during a code pink drill.

      Minimum Qualifications:



      • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a social worker or a behavioral counseling role in the healthcare environment required.

        Education/Certification Requirements:Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Required

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , Behavioral Health Care Coordinator, Healthcare , Aspen, Colorado

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